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Changing Gear: Wabco’s innovations from across the pond

| September 27, 2014

Since they happened overseas while most of us were asleep, you might have missed last week’s announcements by Wabco, which chose last week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 event in Hanover, Germany, to roll out a ...

Changing Gear: Kenworth on an upgrade tear

| September 15, 2014

Handling product announcements for OverdriveOnline.com and its print product, I see a slew of gear-related news cross my desk on a daily basis. For the most part, this is all good information worth passing along ...

Changing Gear: Trailer rewind

| September 08, 2014

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own ...

Changing Gear: ‘Sense’-ible Navistar-Allison teamup, Continental upgrade, ConMet’s catalog, one million served by Goodyear-Fleet HQ

| September 01, 2014

After a couple of weeks of blogs dedicated to waxes and trade shows, let’s play catch-up on a few random items of interest that landed on my desk in the meantime. Navistar is offering Allison Transmission’s ...

Equipment Spotlight: Waxes and polishes

| August 17, 2014

When working to build your business, your truck can be your biggest and best advertisement. A little wax and polish will go a long way in showing current and potential customers that you take your ...

Changing Gear: New tech trends from American Power Group, Optronics, Kenworth, King Controls

| August 11, 2014

I get a lot of announcements from companies that have made relatively minor tweaks to traditional must-have products such as tires and brake pads, but every now and then I hear from vendors that are ...

Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, Dana, Bendix, Fontaine, Snap-on

| August 04, 2014

Kenworth made a lot of headlines last week. First, the truck maker has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTek 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup-and-delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 ...

Changing Gear: Distribution team-ups from Navistar-Eaton, Fontaine-Mainstay, Vipar-Penray, Piedmont-Continental, Philatron-CED

| July 28, 2014

We’ve been hearing from a lot of OEMs and vendors who are collaborating on distribution solutions to make a few top-notch and highly desired products a little more accessible to truckers. This week, let’s highlight ...

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